How Do Sports Massages Work?

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Sports massage is beneficial to amateur and professional athletes involved in team sports or working out regularly to improve their performance. It focuses on the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It improves range of motion, flexibility, muscle aches, and pain, but what more is there to know about sports massages?

General Sports Massage Techniques

Sports massages go deeper than many other forms of massage, often providing deep tissue massage that targets muscle layers and connective tissue. It strives to correct and heal the problems associated with sports injuries. It’s performed before a sports event, after a sports event to relieve pain, during training, or as rehabilitation from an injury. Sports massage involves several techniques. Sports massage is used for knee injuries, tennis elbow, swimming injuries, torn rotator cuffs, ligaments, tendons, ankle sprains, and shin splints.

Specialized Techniques For Sports Massages

Kneading while lifting the muscles in a circular motion helps align collagen fibers and improve mobility for athletes. Some therapists use cupping, placing special cups on the skin to increase blood circulation. Trigger point therapy uses massage on painful muscles and joints to relieve pain for 10 seconds or less. Your therapist may use the sides of their hands to massage your muscles, squeeze the muscles to move them forward and backward, or sometimes use electrical devices to stimulate the circulatory and nervous systems.

They might use compression techniques to loosen tight muscles and relieve soreness. Additionally, a sports massage may have stretching exercises to keep the muscles moving properly. According to Mayo Clinic, A massage session may last from 15 to 90 minutes, depending on the type of massage and time you have. The massage can be customized to your needs.

Benefits of A Sports Massage

It’ll improve your range of motion, allowing you to move more freely without pain and soreness. It’ll relieve stiff and aching muscles that make it hard to work out or play sports. Painful muscle spasms will decrease, and you’ll feel better and more relaxed. Your sleep will even improve due to sports massages. They’ll reduce injuries and recovery time for workouts. They can relieve pain from existing injuries and provide pain-free movement when playing sports or working out. This therapy is designed for active, young, and older men and women.

Contact us to learn more about sports massages for professional or amateur athletes, and those who work out intensely. We’d be happy to customize a treatment to your needs.

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